4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
4 But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.
4 but when in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.
4 But when they were in trouble and got serious, and decided to seek God, the God of Israel, God let himself be found.
4 but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.
4 But whenever they were in trouble and turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him out, they found him.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 15:4
The people make a solemn covenant with God.
The work of complete reformation appeared so difficult, that Asa had not courage to attempt it, till assured of Divine assistance and acceptance. He and his people offered sacrifices to God; thanksgiving for the favours they had received, and supplication for further favours. Prayers and praises are now our spiritual sacrifices. The people, of their own will, covenanted to seek the Lord, each for himself, with earnestness. What is religion but seeking God, inquiring after him, applying to him upon all occasions? We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heart-work of it; God will have all the heart, or none. Our devotedness to God our Saviour, should be avowed and shown in the most solemn and public manner. What is done in hypocrisy is a mere drudgery.